History of the World Told Through 100 Man-Made Objects

History of the World Told Through 100 Man-Made Objects
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Beginning on Monday, BBC's Radio 4 will begin to air a year long series exploring the history of the world from a unique perspective. A History Of The World In 100 Objects is, unusually, a global history told through, and about, objects.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 15 january 2010

Beginning on Monday, BBC’s Radio 4 will begin to air a year long series exploring the history of the world from a unique perspective. A History Of The World In 100 Objects is, unusually, a global history told through, and about, objects. Writer and presenter Neil MacGregor tells the fascinating stories behind the chosen item, which may be anything from a mundane tool to a great work of art. The series will explore the relation of objects to key developments in human history and highlight unexpected connections between the local and global. The 100 episode series will feature items in chronological order beginning with some of the earliest objects from Tanzania dating to almost two million years ago, and running up to the present day. The final 100th object has yet to be chosen but will be a contemporary item that will be acquired by the British Museum.

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